MARKETS PSD2 - Payment Directive makes online retailers fear loss of revenue

The new Payment Directive PSD2 is due to enter into force in mid-September. Many merchants and customers do not feel well informed and poorly prepared.

September 4, 2019

COMPANIES Just One has been named Spiel des Jahres 2019

The coveted award “Spiel des Jahres 2019” goes to a cooperative party game from Repos. Just One convinced the jury. The author of Just One, Bruno Sautter, proudly accepted the award.

July 31, 2019

COMPANIES Fake Online Shops – thats what the german federal states now want to do about it

Get a bargain on the Internet? This can also be quite a backlash. According to the consumer protection agency, four million consumers in Germany have already fallen victim to fake shops on the Interne…

May 28, 2019

COMPANIES The seal Blauer Engel is now also available for diapers

For 40 years, the seal Blauer Engel has been the environmental label of the Federal Government. For consumers, the eco-label Blauer Engel serves as a guideline for sustainable purchasing. Now the seal…

May 15, 2019

Associations Economy - Especially smaller companies are under pressure

Retail sales are expected to increase by two percent this year. But the good economic situation is not reaching everyone, according to the HDE.

May 10, 2019

COMPANIES DVSI comments on the EU report on dangerous toys

Illegal toys account for the lion’s share of the European warning system EU Safety Gate. The DVSI (Deutscher Verband der Spielwarenindustrie e.V.) demands better controls.

May 9, 2019

COMPANIES BTE - Rolf Pangels becomes new Managing Director

On 30 April, BTE (Bundesverband des deutschen Textileinzelhandels e.V.) - Managing Director Jürgen Dax - retired. Dax’s successor as of 1 May is Dipl. Geographer Rolf Pangels.

May 2, 2019

MARKETS E-Commerce - that’s what customers of online shops want

The digital association Bitkom has taken a close look at the online shopping preferences of Germans. Smartphones and ratings are particularly important in e-commerce.

April 2, 2019

COMPANIES bio!TOY Conference for toys made of bio-based plastics

Sustainability is an important issue. At the first bio!TOY conference on 27 and 28 March, experts will discuss how this can also be achieved with plastic toys.

March 14, 2019

COMPANIES Trade association demands political support and less bureaucracy

According to the German Trade Association, numerous new legal regulations at the beginning of the year represent burdens for companies. The interest representation wishes itself more free space of the…

January 31, 2019

COMPANIES Oeko-Tex - the new regulations 2019 for textiles and leather

At the beginning of the year, Oeko-Tex announced innovations for limit value requirements and substances in the textile industry. The stricter guideline values are intended to reduce environmental pol…

January 28, 2019

MARKETS BVS ends year with Kahnt as new Managing Director

The BVS has a new managing director: Steffen Kahnt. After a good Christmas business, he is now facing the challenges of the toy industry in the coming year.

December 20, 2018

Associations HDE supports new packaging law

With the new five-point plan presented by the Federal Minister, Germany is taking another important step in the direction of plastics reduction and recycling. The German Trade Association supports the…

December 5, 2018

COMPANIES Christmas Gifts 2018: These are the most promising products

The most important sales driver for many retailers is just around the corner: the Christmas business. What are the best Christmas presents? The Luna Journal has been searching for promising toys and t…

November 7, 2018

COMPANIES EU digital tax to close loopholes for online companies

The European Commission is planning an EU digital tax. This is in response to new forms of online business for which the current tax rules are not sufficient.

October 24, 2018